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Department of International
Relations and Student Exchange

Science Without Borders Program

Science Without Borders Program The Science Without Borders Program (SWB) is a federal government initiative that seeks to promote the consolidation, expansion and internationalization of science and technology, Brazilian innovation and competitiveness through exchange and international mobility. This program is the result of a joint action by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and the Ministry of Education (MEC), through their funding agencies - CNPq and Capes, respectively – and the Departments of Higher Education and Technological Education of MEC.

The project provides over 100,000 scholarships (undergraduate, doctoral and post-doctoral) within four years to promote exchanges. This way students can do an internship abroad in order to keep in touch with educational systems which are competitive as regards to technology and innovation. Moreover, it seeks to attract foreign researchers wishing to settle in Brazil or establish partnerships with Brazilian researchers in priority areas outlined in the program, as well as to create opportunities for researchers from Brazilian companies to receive specialized training abroad.

In 2012, the Catholic University of Pelotas has received 06 Undergraduate Sandwich scholarships from CNPq for stays abroad as part of the Institutional Program of Grants for Scientific Initiation - CNPq. After this period, in 2013, with the opening of the public calls, there were no maximum number of scholarships provided anymore, and several students from UCPel were approved to study abroad. The University has also signed a partnership agreement with the SWB Program, pledging to encourage the participation of its undergraduate students and provide them with full disclosure to the public calls of the program.

Main link: http://www.cienciasemfronteiras.gov.br/web/csf-eng/

Department of International
Relations and Student Exchange
Rua Gonçalves Chaves, 373
Campus I - Sala A107 - Jardim da Reitoria
Pelotas/RS - Brasil
Phone: + 55 (53) 2128-8235

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